Subject: Re: XFree86 on NetBSD/alpha
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/21/1999 18:10:44
On Thu, 21 Oct 1999, Andrew Gillham wrote:
>Well, I suppose I'm being a bit harsh, and I haven't tested it in
>about 1.5 months, so things may be better now. :-)  It seems like a
>36Mhz SS10 with a CG6 should be slower than a 166Mhz Multia with TGA,
>but that's definitely not the case. :(

  No way, man...The Multia (indeed, and every other 21066-based machine I've
seen) is slower than pissing tar.  I have an article about it somewhere,
something about memory references int he 21066 being icky-slow or something.
The '10 will definitely run rings around it.

  For a small and cheap Alpha, in my opinion, the 3000/300 can't be beat.  I've
never run them as workstations, only on shelves in racks as servers, but they
do just fine.

                     -Dave McGuire